Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sadness over OWS - Leftists Appear Firmly in Control

Gateway Pundit is reporting that
The pro-Obama Working Families Party of New York, a group that shares the same address as the SEIU and ACORN in New York, posted this advertisement on Craig's list. They are looking for energetic progressives to help them to fight to hold Wall Street accountable. And the pay is $350-$650 a week depending on the responsibility and length of time of staff.

Gateway Pundit offers a screen capture of the Craigslist ad.

This saddens me, because I had previously posted about the possibility of a common agenda. Here in San Diego, the Voice of San Diego interviewed some of the protesters, and filtering out the stuff I couldn't understand we have:
  • Have student debt, no good job. (See Temple of Mut for discussion of education bubble.)
  • Corporations profited from Iraq war through no bid contracts. (There is actually some truth to that, but the dollar value is nothing compared to Wall Street bailouts.)
  • Inadequate health care for the poor. (No explanation of why Medicaid, America's largest program, let alone social program or health program, isn't providing care.)
Maybe I should have included injustice against LGBTQs of color, but I don't know what that means. However, there is little discussion of bailouts, the fed or crony loans to corporations, all of which are at the root of what's really wrong.

My offer of a coalition to deal with injustices that we can agree upon stands.


  1. Buddy Roemer when down to talk to the crowd on Wall Street, and found common ground with the folks there. There are many different agendas represented and there is room from folk on the right. It going to take more than a single party to clean up the cesspool of corruption in Washington. Focusing on just that one thing will get a collaboration quite far.

  2. Kelly, thanks for that. Perhaps you are right, but the hard left is getting all the media attention. I agree that we can't rely on a single political party to save us from this corruption.